Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Michelin Power Time Trial 2020 vs
Pirelli P Zero Velo TT 2017

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Michelin Power Time Trial
  • Pirelli P Zero Velo TT
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MichelinPirelli
Model Power Time TrialP Zero Velo TT
Year 20202017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 146938
EAN 35287014693868019227290875
TPI 3x180127
Compound Race-2 compoundSmartNET Silica
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62223-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2523
Specified Weight 190 grams165 grams
Min Air Pressure 73 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 116 psi125 psi
Made In ThailandFrance
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
23-622 (700x23C)
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Michelin Power Time Trial 2020
Pirelli P Zero Velo TT 2017
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Michelin Power Time Trial 2020
Pirelli P Zero Velo TT 2017
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Michelin Power Time Trial 2020
Pirelli P Zero Velo TT 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Power Time TrialP Zero Velo TT
Specified Weight 190 grams165 grams
Measured Weight 206 grams163 grams
System Adjusted Weight 306 grams
(tire + inner tube)
263 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 27 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.1 mm1.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.6 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 66 mm63 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 27 mm24 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Power Time TrialP Zero Velo TT
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
8.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00258
10.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00306
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
9.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00276
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
10.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00318
12.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00366
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
12.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00381
14.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00438
All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Power Time TrialP Zero Velo TT
Puncture Resistance Tread 8 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 3 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Power Time TrialP Zero Velo TT
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Michelin Power Time Trial
  • Pirelli P Zero Velo TT
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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